A flower says more than a thousand words. But it reveals nothing about its actual origin. And that’s exactly what the GGN is there for. It shows that a flower or ornamental plant is sourced from a certified, responsibly managed farm, and helps you to learn more about the respective origins.
All products with the GGN label come from farmers who are certified according to the strict rules of the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard. If you buy such a flower or ornamental plant, we promise you...
... that it was grown in an environmentally friendly manner. Because responsible management, waste minimization, use of renewable energies, efficient water management as well as environmentally-friendly use of fertilizers and plant protection products are a part of daily practice for our farmers.
... that the employees on the farms have an employer who respects labor rights, ensures safe and hygienic working conditions, trains his employees sufficiently for their daily work, as well as for emergencies, and keeps the required tools, machinery and work equipment in good condition.
... that all service providers and suppliers also implement the requirements of the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard.
… that with your purchase you will support not only large farms in industrialized countries, but also small farmers in developing countries and thus responsible improve the living as well as working conditions of farmers and employees.
... that you are acting responsibly. You can convince yourself of that at any time. Because our farmers provide contact information for inquiries, controlled processes, transparent traceability of products, as well as reliable complaint management.
... that all of this is inspected at least once a year by independent institutes.
We feel committed – to our partners and customers who rely on our label. Our goal is to promote certified responsible agriculture together with farmers, retailers and consumers around the globe. That is why we formulated the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard in such a way as to ensure that it makes the work of farmers better and safer. With the GGN label, farmers can show that they advocate the protection of our environment and the safety of their employees. By buying a GGN-certified product, you can support them in this endeavor.
G.A.P. stands for good agricultural practices – and GLOBALG.A.P. is the worldwide standard that ensures these practices. We want to make the benefits of the standard available to all. That is why we developed the standard in such a way as to enable small farms to implement it too. Furthermore, for farmers from developing countries, we provide localg.a.p., which is a simple and cost-efficient way towards achieving GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. And GLOBALG.A.P. also moves with the times: We are continuously developing the standard together with farmers and consumers. That is why it is implemented around the world in more than 30 countries.
Here, you can find more information on the GLOBALG.A.P. standard for flowers and ornamentals.
If you have any questions or need further information on how to use the label, feel free to contact us:
GGN Label Office